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A plant-based diet can provide complete protein requirements.

A plant-based diet is sufficient to meet the adequate intake of proteins required for a healthy diet.

A plant-based diet is sufficient to meet the adequate intake of proteins required for a healthy diet.Proteins are complex structures consisting of amino acids that are the building blocks of the body structures such as bone, muscles, skin, and hair. It acts as a determining factor in the repair and growth of cells in our body and thus is an essential part of nutritional intake. All foods contain differing combinations of amino acids.

In general, animal proteins like meat, dairy, and eggs contain all the essential amino acids. Plant-based proteins from foods like beans, grains, nuts, and soy are rich in amino acids.

It is not difficult to meet the protein needs on a plant-based diet. Focusing on a variety of protein-rich foods throughout the day will ensure that one gets the necessary amount easily. Mounting evidence from the American Dietetic Association shows that an appropriately planned diet assists vegetarians and vegans meet or exceed their daily protein requirements. Research studies show that reducing meat consumption and switching to a vegetarian or vegan diet do not affect the protein levels in the diet. It is a myth that they cannot provide us with vital amino acids. A well-balanced diet with a variety of foods can provide sufficient protein that the body needs. Also, sources of protein in a Plant-based diet can vary in how good they are for your health.

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